September 23, 2004

Duck Duck Goose

You must go read John's story about Duck. It's true, I met Duck. It's a great story and will make you feel good.

Posted by Beth at 06:55 PM

April 08, 2004

Tonight's Moment of Kitty Zen

This is Orphan Annie - in the Meatloaf Position (all legs tucked under her body)

Annie is a survivor. She was dumped at the Ft. Leavenworth stable as a very young kitten. When some kids found her, her tail had been mostly bitten off, and bones were exposed. They saw me, and said, "Please, Mrs. Donovan, will you take this kitten home with you? We know you will take care of her, and our mom won't let us have a kitten". So I did, and I took her to see Dr. Nicki, our small animal veterinarian, and she did what she could for the bloody tail stump, and Annie became part of our family.

Later we discovered that she was a little older than we thought because she was so incredibly malnourished that she was very stunted in size. She is still not much bigger than a 4 month old kitten.

John likes to say that Annie is a little 'touched in the head'. Well, she is different, but she can be incredibly loving. She will sit on John's shoulder and groom his hair for an hour at a time while he is blogging.

Annie often jumps up in bed with us to tell us good night, and give us a nice kneading and head butt while she gets a good back rub.

Posted by Beth at 07:15 PM

March 31, 2004

gonna hang out with my honey

I had to work a bit late, and now that John and I have had dinner and a drink, it's time to go and cuddle and snuggle.

Joe Biden needs to join Hair Club for Men -


Posted by Beth at 08:09 PM

March 26, 2004

Springtime for Toads

It is a beautiful day here in Leavenworth. And I just now heard the first horny toad calls from my little garden pond. The toads are looking for love. Calling out for cute little toad girls to hop in and make toad eggs that hatch into little toad tadpoles and then turn into little toads and leave the pond.

I just heard some Spring Peepers, too. They are tiny, itsy bitsy frogs who are incredibly loud for their size. When their little tadpoles change into froglets, they are only about the size of my baby fingernail. I have to be careful not to squish them.

I'm going to try to get some photo's of them in the act. I did last year, but I can't find the pictures!

Posted by Beth at 02:56 PM